A Royal Charter Fair!

Some fairs are extra special! A Charter Fair is a fair endorsed by the Crown. Crown-issued letters patent gave an individual or a corporate body, like a city borough, the privilege of holding a fair. Charter Fairs take place all over England throughout the year often corresponding with a saint’s day.

There are a number of Charter Fairs during September World Fun Fair Month


Alton Michaelmas

3 days around 29th September

Amersham Fair

19th & 20th September

Ashby de le Zouch (Statues)

3rd Friday in September for 5 days

Axbridge (Blackberry Carnival)

Thurs to Sat Week before Bridgewater St Mathews (Sept)

Barnstaple Charter

Wednesday before 20th Sept

Brackley Mop

2nd Thursday/Friday/Saturday Sept

Bridgwater (St Mathews)

Last Wednesday in Sept

Chipping Norton Mop

3rd Thursday to Sunday Sept

Chipping Sodbury Late Mop

Last Fri & Sat Sept

Crewkerne (Formerly St.Bartholomew's Fair)

1st Friday and Saturday of September

Daventry Mop

2nd weekend Sept

Dumfries Rood Charter Fair

Last Thurs/Fri/Sat September

Frome Carnival (St Marys Fair)

Wednesday to Sat 3rd Week September

Glastonbury (Tor)

1st Monday nearest 10th sept

Kimbolton (Statute)

3rd Wednesday in Sept

Macclesfield Charter

Last wk Sept

Moreton in Marsh Mop


Neath Great Fair

Tuesday -Saturday and must include the second Thursday of Sept which is fair day

Newton Abbott (Cheese & Onion Fair)


Northallerton (Formerly St.Bartholomew's Fair) Reinstated 2012


Oxford (St.Giles)

1st Monday and Tuesday following the 1st September

Unless the 1st is a Sunday then it move to the following Mon/Tues

Shefford Michaelmas


Stokesley Show Fair

Held in September its timing is now determined by the date of Stokesley Show

Stevenage Charter Fair

22nd & 23rd Sept (except when one falls on a Sunday)

Summercourt Charter

25th Sept

Wallingford Michaelmas

Last weekend of September

Wendover (Bucks)


Weyhill (Andover) Michaelmas (Reinstated 2007)

3rd Saturday Sept

Winsford Salt Fair

Wednesday to Sunday 2nd Week Sept

Wisbech Status


Wisborough Green Fair

20th Sept

Witney Feast

1st Monday & Tuesday after 9th Sept

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📣September is a busy month for Fun Fairs! 🎠It is of course the start of the backend run for many Showmen and it’s also World Fun Fair Month! 🎠🌍🎠🌏🎠🌎There will be a fairground near you somewhere